Record of Committee Proceedings

Committee on Transportation

Assembly Bill 275

Relating to: damages claims relating to delayed relocation of utilities in a highway right-of-way and modifying administrative rules promulgated by the Department of Transportation.

By Representatives Steffen, Edming, Bodden, Green, Maxey, Mursau, Plumer, Rettinger, Schmidt, Spiros, Swearingen, VanderMeer and Wittke; cosponsored by Senators Tomczyk, Cowles, Testin and James.

May 17, 2023              Referred to Committee on Transportation

May 23, 2023              Public Hearing Held

Present:       (13)      Representative VanderMeer; Representatives Hurd, Plumer, Spiros, Edming, S. Johnson, Schmidt, Maxey, Schutt, Haywood, Ortiz-Velez, Moore Omokunde and Drake.

Absent:       (0)        None.

Excused:     (1)        Representative Considine.

Appearances For

·      Representative David Steffen - 4th Assembly District

·      Representative James Edming - 87th Assembly District

·      Senator Cory Tomczyk - 29th Senate District

·      Elise Nelson - Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association

·      Matt  Grove - Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association

·      Dan Sande - WEC Energy

·      Jeff Peterson

·      Chris Cape

·      Dan Weinkauf

·      Steve Nachreiner

·      Jeff Parisi

Appearances Against

·      None.

Appearances for Information Only

·      Assistant Deputy Secretary Joel Nilsestuen - WI DOT

·      Scott Lawry - WI Dept. of Transportation

Registrations For

·      Misha Lee - Construction Business Group

·      Bob Welch - Operating Engineers Local 139

·      Lynne Davis - Construction Law Section State Bar of WI

·      Evan Umpir - Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Registrations Against

·      None.

Registrations for Information Only

·      None.

April 11, 2024             Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1


Jesse Johnson

Committee Clerk